Hello, everyone!As you can guess from the title, this week is transfers! I'll be staying here with Elder Schraedel, and it's going to be a lot of fun!
Our week was going amazingly. Stress levels were at the "Norm" for missionary work. Thencame around. But first, more background. We cover the Sage and the Ladera wards. One starts at 9, the other starts at 1, so we are usually at church from 7-5 every , with a quick break to go home for lunch. So we show up at 7 for the Ladera ward council, where we are told that Elder Renlund will be attending our block of services. (My first reaction: "He what.") They didn't know which School class he was going to attend. But, jokes on us missionaries, we're the ones teaching Gospel Principles that day... which we were unprepared for... No, he did not come to our class, but, Elder Torres did. *sigh of relief* Instead of trying to lead a discussion on the 2nd Coming of Christ, we ended up talking with a member of the 70 about why an Apostle would pick the Ladera ward of all wards to attend. (I'm still asking that question myself)
As for the rest of the week, it was awesome! We were able to find a couple new investigators, one is kinda meh about learning more, the other one is GOLDEN. The only thing holding him back is some paperwork- I won't go into detail, so don't ask. :) We started teaching him this last week, so we naturally started with the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We got to the Book of Mormon and asked him if he had one. He said, "Yes, and I'm reading it." "Where are you at?" "...3 Nephi 18" "What have you noticed as you've read?" "I am filled with peace, things are a lot better in my life...."
My question for you all is what do you feel as you read the Book of Mormon? If you say you don't feel anything, try reading it in a different way- and don't ever read it just to read it. This book is more important than your neighborhood novel. It. Will. Change. Your. Life.
Te whanaunga mo ake tonu!
Elder Eli James Dial